What experts want you to know before going gluten- and dairy-free

September 21, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC It feels like everyone and their sister these days is nixing gluten or dairy from their diets. And it makes sense: many people have an intolerance to these foods, which can lead to a slew of extremely unpleasant side effects, from bloating to indigestion and nutrient deficiencies. Yet, … Continue reading What experts want you to know before going gluten- and dairy-free

A definitive ranking of the 9 most popular non-dairy yogurts

September 02, 2019 at 02:01PM by CWC Before ditching dairy, I was nothing short of a yogurt hoarder. I’d go to Costco, grab a huge box of Greek yogurt, and have a solid supply in my fridge at all times. I’ve found that most non-dairy yogurt leaves something to be desired, so I went on … Continue reading A definitive ranking of the 9 most popular non-dairy yogurts

What’s the deal with those gums in all of my favorite non-dairy foods?

July 26, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC As a health and food writer, I interview dietitians, nutritionists, and doctors virtually every day, picking their brains on what’s healthy and what isn’t. Regardless of the eating plan or food trend of the moment, there’s one piece of advice they repeat over and over again: “Buy products … Continue reading What’s the deal with those gums in all of my favorite non-dairy foods?

How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggs

June 21, 2019 at 09:54AM by CWC The evidence is pretty overwhelming that one of the biggest things people can do for the environment (and their health) is cut back on animal foods. Beef production produces 13 times as many greenhouse gas emissions as vegetable proteins like beans and lentils, according to the Environmental Working … Continue reading How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggs

This dairy-free strawberry milkshake get its creaminess from a secret ingredient

June 06, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Enjoying a hot summer day with an ice cream cone dripping down your hand is truly magical. But you can skip the mess with a milkshake. There’s nothing more refreshing than sipping an ice-cold shake through a straw. While a dairy-free milkshake is often made with a banana … Continue reading This dairy-free strawberry milkshake get its creaminess from a secret ingredient

Trader Joe’s new non-dairy golden milk is packed with turmeric and ginger

April 09, 2019 at 12:50PM by CWC If golden milk isn’t already a part of your life, you should make room for it. The drink is the definition of a wellness beverage with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties from turmeric that help with digestion, skin health, muscle soreness, and more. But if you don’t want to … Continue reading Trader Joe’s new non-dairy golden milk is packed with turmeric and ginger

How to make homemade yogurt—whether you’re plant-based or want *all* the dairy

March 14, 2019 at 08:03AM by CWC If you’re big into DIY wellness, you may already make your own cashew milk or brew your own kombucha. But making your own homemade yogurt? That’s next level. This might sound like a huge pain, but hear me out. While grocery stores are full of many dairy and … Continue reading How to make homemade yogurt—whether you’re plant-based or want *all* the dairy

How to make sure you’re getting enough calcium when you’re vegan or dairy-free

October 04, 2018 at 12:22PM Growing up, there was really only one face of calcium—and that was typically that of your favorite celebrity wearing a frothy white mustache with a “got milk?” slogan plastered across the ad. While milk and other dairy products are still the most well-known sources of the mineral, they’re certainly not … Continue reading How to make sure you’re getting enough calcium when you’re vegan or dairy-free

Understanding the ‘inflammation spectrum’ might be the key to fighting chronic inflammation

October 21, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Typically when people talk about medical conditions, it’s either in terms of something they do or don’t have: I’m gluten-intolerant. My son has diabetes. My grandmother has Alzheimer’s.  But unlike many other medical diagnoses, inflammation isn’t so black and white. In his new book, The Inflammation Spectrum, functional … Continue reading Understanding the ‘inflammation spectrum’ might be the key to fighting chronic inflammation

Love Starbucks protein-rich sous vide eggs? These are even fluffier and only take 30 seconds to make

October 19, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Starbucks sous vide egg bites are are a favorite grab-and-go breakfast for many healthy eaters. And it’s true—they are tasty, and with 12 grams of protein, they really are a clutch energy-providing morning meal or post-workout snack. No disrespect to Starbucks, but I recently discovered a sous vide … Continue reading Love Starbucks protein-rich sous vide eggs? These are even fluffier and only take 30 seconds to make

Checks+Balanced: A 25-year-old restaurant manager in Austin budgets for boutique fitness and beauty

October 18, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Even in a world where questions about menstrual cups and the ins and outs of sex are completely (and blessedly) normal, somehow the ever-ubiquitous use of money remains a touchy subject for many. People want to live their healthiest life ever, but—#realtalk—it can add up. Have you ever wondered how your colleague … Continue reading Checks+Balanced: A 25-year-old restaurant manager in Austin budgets for boutique fitness and beauty

A functional medicine doctor’s favorite snacks for all-day energy

October 17, 2019 at 09:00PM by CWC It makes me feel a little better knowing the dreaded afternoon slump affects everyone. Even functional medicine doctor, Mark Hyman, MD, whose new book: Food: What the heck should I cook? arrives next week, need a few midday snacks for energy at work. Yesterday, Dr. Hyman hosted an … Continue reading A functional medicine doctor’s favorite snacks for all-day energy

What a ‘healthy plate’ looks like in 6 different countries

October 16, 2019 at 03:30PM by CWC Welcome to Passport Nutrition. We’re mapping the flavors of the world one country at a time by speaking with people who wrap their careers around cuisine as well as those who simply savor an hour spent in the kitchen after work. You’ll find that a “healthy plate” isn’t … Continue reading What a ‘healthy plate’ looks like in 6 different countries

These are the 4 golden rules for fighting inflammation, according to doctors

October 16, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Keeping chronic inflammation far, far away is pretty much everyone’s top wellness goal. While low-levels of short-term inflammation can actually benefit the body and protect it from infection, prolonged inflammation can lead to a whole slew of health problems, ranging from the frustrating (acne!) to the more serious … Continue reading These are the 4 golden rules for fighting inflammation, according to doctors

From pyramids to ‘spinning tops,’ here’s what nutrition guidelines look like in 7 countries around the world

October 14, 2019 at 03:04PM by CWC Welcome to Passport Nutrition. We’re mapping the flavors of the world one country at a time while speaking with people who wrap their careers around cuisine as well as those who simply savor an hour spent in the kitchen after work. You’ll find that a “healthy plate” isn’t … Continue reading From pyramids to ‘spinning tops,’ here’s what nutrition guidelines look like in 7 countries around the world

It’s just a fact: Whipped coconut cream is *way* better than the original

October 13, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC I’m no stranger to sneaking spoonfuls of whipped cream. I mean, can you blame me? The light and fluffy topping is basically like eating a cloud. I’m still just as in love with it as I was as a kid, but I don’t “do the Cool Whip” anymore. … Continue reading It’s just a fact: Whipped coconut cream is *way* better than the original

How a week aboard a tiny sailboat with strangers in Croatia became my favorite trip

October 12, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Exactly 36 hours after a newish friend invited me to join her and a group of people I’d never met before on a weeklong sailing trip on the Adriatic Sea in Croatia, I was ready to go, with a plane ticket and everything. I’d met Sydney, the friend … Continue reading How a week aboard a tiny sailboat with strangers in Croatia became my favorite trip

Follow the dietitian’s ‘rule of 5’ when looking for a healthy snack

October 11, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC It feels like we’ve all hit peak snacking culture. Some of the hottest food brands out there exclusively specialize in healthy snacks (can we talk about RX’s nut butter squeeze packs for a hot sec?). Starbucks’ checkout line offerings essentially forecast what the next “it” snack will be … Continue reading Follow the dietitian’s ‘rule of 5’ when looking for a healthy snack

The 2-ingredient breakfasts doctors eat every day

October 11, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC No doubt a lazy morning in your PJs lingering in the kitchen is time well spent. You can’t beat a fresh batch of pumpkin spice pancakes, Mediterranean diet-approved eggy tortillas, or zucchini and cheddar keto waffles on a Sunday morning. During the week though, coming up with healthy, … Continue reading The 2-ingredient breakfasts doctors eat every day